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  1. yep, them Canadians are terrible drivers

    yep, them Canadians are terrible drivers
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    thanks, i was always told the black disc that...

    thanks, i was always told the black disc that fries was a MOV..

    probably was told that by "some guy on the internet"

    wait........................................




    no, NTC makes sense..
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    im sorry i thought you were talking a ECM motor....

    im sorry i thought you were talking a ECM motor.

    they act opposite of a PSC motor....

    dont beleive me, try what i said


    read post 19, he said it better than i could
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    by measuring RPMs and the torque to maintain said...

    by measuring RPMs and the torque to maintain said RPMs. that info is mapped in the programming
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    what burns up in the module is the MOV. metal...

    what burns up in the module is the MOV. metal oxide varister. like all electronic components they're rated at a maximum wattage. too high static does increase amp draw on an ECM drive and will...
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    dont believe it? got a piece of cardboard and an...

    dont believe it? got a piece of cardboard and an amp clamp?. see for yourself. start blocking the airflow in the return or filter and watch your ampdraw
  7. Thread: Red Tagged

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    well good luck..... btw, nice deer in your other...

    well good luck..... btw, nice deer in your other thread.

    my buddy last weekend, got in his stand at 7:00, shot a 3 pointer at 7:02, got an 8 pointer at 7:04 and was back at camp drinking a beer by...
  8. Thread: Red Tagged

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    wow. $hit like that pisses me off. we have a...

    wow. $hit like that pisses me off.

    we have a zero tollerence policy on indoor leaks. i'd be fired so fast if i every tried that.

    sorry your local utility sucks;;;; we're not all that bad.
  9. Thread: Red Tagged

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    oh i agree, you found a hack for sure. those...

    oh i agree, you found a hack for sure. those mueller core valves can be regreased with the proper tool. thats what should've happened...

    now it doesnt leak... but its probably rendered useless...
  10. Thread: Red Tagged

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    how much was that leaking? LEL? PPM? how did...

    how much was that leaking? LEL? PPM?

    how did you fix it?
  11. or a clue

    or a clue
  12. Thread: Red Tagged

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    co2?

    co2?
  13. time to google flashback, port loading and flame...

    time to google flashback, port loading and flame propagation
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    sorry, i came off as such a jacka$$. call it...

    sorry, i came off as such a jacka$$. call it suffering from a really bad day both at work and after. i took it out an here, that was wrong.:oops:

    now. that excerpt below appears to be a "reason"...
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    im in the field working instead of sitting on my...

    im in the field working instead of sitting on my arse in front of a computer where the real work is smart ass......

    now you tell me just how does this rain thing has anything to do with charging a...
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    now who taught you that crock of scat?. i dont...

    now who taught you that crock of scat?.

    i dont work in the rain
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    low pressure isnt that high. 45 deg SST will...

    low pressure isnt that high. 45 deg SST will still dehumidify. its the SLT that's high. 32 deg superheat? that coil is starving man.
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    thank you for this update, please stop by often....

    thank you for this update, please stop by often. a lot of respect is given to those in the industry such as yourself who comes here to see what's happening on the front lines.
    from all my...
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    ive made many, seal the end, drill the sides....

    ive made many, seal the end, drill the sides. done right just as accurate as a dywer a303.

    i like that ones ive made from 1/8" brass tubing from the hobby store. no need to drill a very large hole
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    run, cut your losses and just run.....

    run, cut your losses and just run.....
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    chrome sucks right now, firefox is better but...

    chrome sucks right now, firefox is better but still is goofy
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    whether you spend 300 or 3000 dollars, it will...

    whether you spend 300 or 3000 dollars, it will last 5 to 7 years. thats the way they're made today

    your 20 dollar toaster has a 1 year warranty. so does that top of the line frig.

    oh and good...
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    3 words........ TXV

    3 words........ TXV
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    the feildpeice dual thermometer( i forget the...

    the feildpeice dual thermometer( i forget the model) is about 1/2 or less that the fluke

    hey if your 116 works, great. i love mine but its my 3rd one because i returned the 1st 2 because of...
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    a fluke 116 is a great DMM, but a piss poor...

    a fluke 116 is a great DMM, but a piss poor thermometer

    do yourself a favor and get a dedicated thermometer such as a fluke 52 or cooper red or blue box thermistor based thermometer
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    what???

    what???
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    government install. as per the specs of the...

    government install.

    as per the specs of the department of redundancy department....
  28. Thread: Bad water leak

    by ch4man
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    umm, if that drain pan was rotated to the bottom...

    umm, if that drain pan was rotated to the bottom it would totally block the return.....................

    it is a multi poise unit. that drain pan works in both ways without twisting it around.
    ...
  29. Thread: Bad water leak

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    what do you think might be keeping the water from...

    what do you think might be keeping the water from draining out of the drain line?

    the answer to that is not the only problem
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    im confused, if you think the boiler is flashing...

    im confused, if you think the boiler is flashing to steam, how is the indirect "pulling" to much heat from the house?.

    that grunfus is a steep curve pump. with zones you should chose a flat curve...
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    dont forget indoor load, its just as...

    dont forget indoor load, its just as important......

    50-55 deg wet bulb in the return minimum
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    back to morons cutting wires. this was told to me...

    back to morons cutting wires. this was told to me by a guy i work with and i believe him.

    local cable company bundles a whole house package including internet capable thermostat. this oddball stat...
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    transformer was fine. new one ohmed the same....

    transformer was fine. new one ohmed the same. turned out to be the combustion blower wheel self destructed locking it up.

    not a fun replacement on a solo 110..

    guess we all learned.. thanks for...
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    transformer testing/question

    ok i should know this,but im drawing a blank. what should my expected ohm readings be on a standard (kind of) 120v/24 transformer?

    heres the deal. gotta call yesterday to install a board in a...
  35. Thread: Furnace problem

    by ch4man
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    so tech support told you he's never heard of a...

    so tech support told you he's never heard of a spill switch and and he says flue gas temps should be under 200' on a 80%er????
    he's either an idiot, or your not a carrier dealer and he's playing "...
  36. Thread: Bathroom scale

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    if you choose to use a bathroom scale, just make...

    if you choose to use a bathroom scale, just make sure your customer doesn't work for the department of commerce, weights and measurements division..............

    just saying
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    squirrel!

    squirrel!
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    i take it you and your guys dont use analyzers....

    i take it you and your guys dont use analyzers. so how do you know your not producing dangerous levels of CO.

    last i looked there isn't a manometer out there that can do that. and please dont...
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    i honestly hate bulky coats. i'm usually seen in...

    i honestly hate bulky coats. i'm usually seen in a vest instead. now keep in mind being a residential tech i'm only outside for a bit. out of a warm truck to a cool house.

    now however there are...
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    your better off turning that formula around to...

    your better off turning that formula around to find your target CFM to help you decide what blower speed to start with using a blower curve chart.

    then you can adjust as needed using thermometers...
  41. had a ruud 90%r this year, many calls on it for...

    had a ruud 90%r this year, many calls on it for irratic pressure switch issues.

    boards, switches, inducer all replaced. no change.

    was cleaning the cold end header drain after all that.........
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    this is what separates service techs from sales...

    this is what separates service techs from sales techs.

    anyone can condemn something that needs to be condemned.

    takes a lot more knowledge to repair the unusual. i'd take a crack at it after a...
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    it means you must have no more than 14" wc static...

    it means you must have no more than 14" wc static (burner off) and more than 5"wc working (burner on) pressure. proper piping practice will yield no more than .5" pressure drop on a 7" system and...
  44. you have enough posts, pls apply for pro...

    you have enough posts, pls apply for pro membership... then you can ask and learn

    you really need too
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    craig nailed it. on a 90%r you leave the...

    craig nailed it.

    on a 90%r you leave the burner cover on to clock the gas meter and remove the cover to set manifold pressure. this is at least how carrier wants it done. different mfgs suggest...
  46. Thread: Carbon Monoxide

    by ch4man
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    you have 6 new threads started today alone and...

    you have 6 new threads started today alone and not one of them leads any of us to remotely believe your actually a technician.

    if im wrong i appologize.

    but then if i am wrong, you really need...
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    check the height of the pilot, is the pilot flame...

    check the height of the pilot, is the pilot flame inpinging or close to the cover? ive seen that before on tempstars that vintage.

    i am of course assuming its not HSI
  48. Thread: Quietside qvm9

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    to be fair i have limited experience on these but...

    to be fair i have limited experience on these but never positive. as others have said proper installation and application is key with them.

    reading the IOM you'll find they are best installed...
  49. Thread: Quietside qvm9

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    why did the old boiler fail prematurely? i...

    why did the old boiler fail prematurely?

    i have my own opinions on that "boiler"
  50. remember there are water heaters approved for...

    remember there are water heaters approved for space heating that do not have an internal heat-exchanger. need to be real carefull on the plumbing, bronze pumps, may need expansion tank ect. who...
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